My move to California from Northern Minnesota created my interest of Human infrastructure and its collision with Nature. Here in San Francisco a long history of industrial development contrasts with natural environment. I find or create objects to make in multiples and assemble in fragile constructs. Recently I have been most interested in calling attention to objects that are linked to water consumption.
I strive to engage the audience by using the formal principles of ceramic art mixed with a bit of humor. Daniel Stingle grew up and lived in Northern Minnesota before his move to San Francisco in the 90s. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Genetic Biology from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics/ Sculpture from San Francisco State University.
Stingle has taught ceramics at junior colleges and at community art centers, and museums throughout Northern California. He was also a sculpture instructor at San Francisco State University and In 2011, Stingle was awarded an SFSU artist residency in Seoul, South Korea.
He has been honored with a number of Public Art Commissions including two in Yosemite National Park and the David Packard Memorial Sculpture in Monterey, California. His bronze sculpture, designed and installed for the Golden Gate National Parks Association, can be viewed at Crissy Field in San Francisco. He presently is a ceramics teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco.